HOW TO MAKE A PERSONAL PLAYLIST FOR RUNNING

Everyone knows that listening to music makes exercising more fun. Have you ever noticed that it's even more fun when the tempo of your music matches your running pace? But how do you find a set of tunes with beats-per-minute (BPMs) that match your unique running pace? That's where we come in. JogTunes makes it easy for you to match your favorite music with your perfect workout. Whether you run on trails, running tracks, or treadmills, you'll find the right music at jogTunes.

One word of caution:

When we use the word "pace", we're not referring to your heart rate. Matching songs to your heart rate may be risky. We are talking about matching tempos of songs to your running pace in steps per minute.

Moderate to fast tempos may motivate you to run at unsafe paces for your health status and/or age. Please consult your physician if you have any medical concerns before running exactly to the beat of moderate and fast tempo songs. Also, it's wise to know the recommended maximum heart rate for your age. If you're new to strenuous exercise, seriously consider wearing a pulse monitor while you run.

Let's make a BPM running playlist:

First calculate your own workout pace in beats-per-minute (= steps per minute). We provide sample pace tracks with instructions to help you do this.

Once you know your workout running or jogging pace, select your tunes from our Tracks list by browsing or using the search fields. The BPM field will help you the most. Click on the links to iTunes Music Store to listen, order, and download the tunes to your iTunes Library. You can also select tunes from our prepared playlists.

Next, make a new playlist file in the left column of your iTunes window. You can call it "BPM Runset" or whatever. Then drag the tunes from the Library to a new playlist and put them in a BPM and time sequence that matches your workout. Be sure there are BPM and Time columns in the playlist. If you don't see them, right-click (or control-click on a Mac) anyplace in the playlist header and then choose BPM and/or Time.

Finally, sync your player with the music store program and you're up and running.


HERE ARE SOME TUNES TO WHET YOUR APPETITE

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Tune Artist Genre BPM Links to iTunes Amazon MP3 Downloads
CrashUsherR&B/Soul 104Crash
Treat You BetterShawn MendesPop167Treat You Better
Bum Bum BumCass McCombsAlternative164Bum Bum Bum
Lost Weekend Pete YornRock155Lost Weekend
Born Again TeenLuciusAlternative154Born Again Teen
Still Breathing Green DayAlternative152 Still Breathing
This House Is Not for SaleBon Jovi Rock122 This House Is Not For Sale
Calling All My LoveliesBruno MarsPop160 Calling All My Lovelies
Straight Up & DownBruno MarsPop145Straight Up & Down
Liquor Store Blues (feat. Damian Marley)Bruno MarsPop151Liquor Store Blues (feat. Damian Marley)
Joyride (Omen)ChevelleRock179Joyride (Omen)
Where the Light Shines ThroughSwitchfootRock150 Where The Light Shines Through
Holy Water SwitchfootRock154Holy Water
Life Can't Get Much Better [Explicit]Good CharlotteAlternative160Life Can't Get Much Better [Explicit]
In FashionGregory PorterJazz150 In Fashion